There seems to be a new interesting addition to the product line of Bitmain’s Bitcoin ASIC miners, though apparently currently only available on their Chinese website and not on the English version. The Antminer S9 Hydro is a water cooled miner that supposedly delivers 18 THS hashrate for mining Bitcoin with 1728 Watts of power usage. Even though it is just 4 THS more than the air cooled Antmoner S9 miners, the water cooling upgrade adds other advantages besides lower operating temperatures such as improved efficiency, lower operating temperatures and lower noise levels. The new device is currently listed at 7450 Yuan which roughly translates to about $1100 USD for the whole kit that includes the miner, the water cooling and the power supply.
Specifications of the Antminer S9 Hydro:
– Hashrate: 18.0 THS SHA256 ± 5%
– Power Usage: 1728w ± 10%
– Power Efficiency: 96J / THS + 10%
– Noise Level: 45dBA @ 25°C (max: 58 dBA, min: 26 dBA)
– Complete kit: S9 Hydro, HEX water cooling kit, Antminer APW5 Power Supply
An interesting possibility is if you go for a larger custom water-cooling solution too use multiple miners connected with your own water loop for larger scale miners. While this is most definitely an interesting product and something new that people were waiting for a while from Bitmain, with the current market situation we doubt that initial sales will be that big, though again large mining operations might be more interested in these new devices.